Monday, February 22, 2016

Love in the Morning by Meg Benjamin

Breakfast with benefits…

The reality show Lovely Ladies of L.A. should have launched Lizzy Apodaca’s catering company into solvency. Instead, when her carefully prepared appetizers mysteriously gave the cast on-camera food poisoning, she lost everything.

To make matters worse, her car breaks down in Salt Box, Colorado, a town not much bigger than a salt shaker. But maybe her luck is changing—the handsome owner of Praeger House, the town’s premier hotel, needs a kitchen assistant.

Clark Denham realizes his diamond in the rough is a polished gem when Lizzy steps up to save the hotel’s breakfast buffet after his temperamental head chef quits. It isn’t long before she’s winning his heart as smoothly and efficiently as she runs his kitchen.

Their relationship goes from simmer to rolling boil with the speed of a short order cook. But when a bevy of not-so-lovely ladies shows up in Salt Box, Lizzy’s past disaster threatens to flatten her happily ever after faster than a falling soufflĂ©.

Warning: Contains salty dialogue, several servings of high-carb cooking, and a big platter of screaming-hot bedroom delights.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I have to admit I am a big fan of romances involving hotels, and cooking; I worked in one as an impressionable teenager, so they bring back great memories! This is a very good one – and includes the crazy that comes from TV reality shows too. This is the second in the series, but I read it as a standalone and loved it – that does mean that I plan on going back and getting the full experience.

This story manages to have a mystery with a twist; give us a group of delicious characters, and highlight the building romance between a man and a woman who just cannot stay away from each other. Their inevitable coming together, even when they both think it is a bad idea, is both cute and hot. But it is much more than a simple romance, with some interesting foodie ideas in the kitchen and a bar full of friends keen to see the course of true love run more smoothly.

If you like a good plot, some character growth, and a host of interesting people to get to know better, then you will find this a very enjoyable read. I am looking forward to the third in the series.

Meg Benjamin is an author of contemporary romance. Her Konigsburg series for Samhain is set in the Texas Hill Country. Her books have won numerous awards, including an EPIC Award for Contemporary Romance, a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Indie Press Romance, the Holt Medallion from Virginia Romance Writers and the Beanpot Award from the New England Romance Writers. Meg lives in Colorado with her DH and two rather large Maine coon kitties (well, partly Maine Coon anyway).

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Love in the Morning (Salt Box Trilogy #2) by Meg Benjamin to read and review.

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